Preparing Your Tree for Effective Systemic Plant Health Care Treatments

Macro Trunk Injection DED - Plant Health Care Treatments

Systemic plant health care treatments are highly effective at protecting our trees from various insects or diseases. Systemic refers to a treatment that is taken up by a tree and translocated throughout its entire vascular system. The healthier the tree, the better the treatment will be distributed throughout the tree. In addition to the health […]

Properly Watering Your Trees

Tree Planting - Properly Watering Your Trees

All living things need water to survive, from bacteria to giant Sequoias. All organisms, plants, and animals use water: salty or fresh, hot or cold, massive amounts of water, or almost no water at all. Without water, life would not exist. This year’s spring season has offered little rainfall to mention. Chicago and surrounding suburbs […]

Integrated Pest Management & Benefits For Your Trees

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The urban environment can be extremely stressful on trees and in a lot of cases does not reflect the natural growing conditions of our trees.  Trees will adapt to stresses in their natural conditions, but many times the stresses they experience in the urban environment are much more severe.  As with any living organism, stressed […]

Spring Tree Care Tips

Larch - Hydration

Spring is the perfect time to review your trees and get them prepared for the season of growth.  This quick list will provide you with guidance and tips to set your trees up for a successful growing season. Cleaning – “spring cleaning” is not just for the interior of your home.  This is a very […]

Monitor Service For Your Trees

Monitor Program - Viburnum Leaf Beetle Larvae

Loving trees can be easy; however, caring for trees sometimes requires professional guidance.  Like us, trees are long-lived organisms.  Annually, we as long-lived organisms, visit different professionals to keep track of our health and seek guidance to ensure we are living the healthiest possible life.  We do this through all stages of life; newborn, youth, […]

2021 Renewals are OUT!

Plant Health Care Fertilization

After these past weekends of endless snow shoveling and freezing temperatures, it might be hard to believe that Spring is around the corner but, we are in luck. Woodstock Willie is just as ready for Spring as we are. The first sign that Spring is coming was confirmed by Mr. Willie and we could not […]

Urban Trees & Drought – How To Water Your Trees & When

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Watering your trees is essential for their health and survival. All trees will vary on volume and frequency of watering, but in the end they all need water. In the urban forest, different challenges are incurred regarding water access for trees compared to the natural forest setting. We’ll talk about what influences a tree’s need […]

Tip of the Week – TLC for your Trees

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Chicago area trees are slowly starting to wake up from their winter dormancy. Spring rains seem to bring “instant green” overnight. The beautiful spring colors also a great indicator that it’s time for landscape rejuvenation and care. Trees in urban and suburban settings benefit from special attention to keep them healthy and happy. Do your […]

PHC on the Lookout – Dormant Oil Spray Applications Starting!

Just as the name indicates, dormant oil is an oily product that is sprayed on plant foliage during the plant’s dormant season. It is a relatively safe method for controlling certain plant attacking pests, in that it does little harm to beneficial insects, birds and animals. The Plant Health Care Department will begin dormant oil […]

PHC on the Lookout – Is Spring Coming?

While we are anticipating many more weeks of winter, spring is on the horizon and will make an appearance in the near future. Every year is a little different and unfortunately, Mother Nature does not usually follow the calendar. How can we determine when the appropriate time is for plant care? Mother Nature offers many […]